First I would like to extend my gratitude for all the hard work Persis Ann Forster put into her presidency the past two years. Both conventions were just fabulous.
There were so many special memories from this past convention.--Great faculty, A fantastic floorshow; the return of "Raise the Roof"; Flash back dances, "Show what you know", and especially the "surprise" for Miss Jackie. Again, many "hugs and shuffles", as well as, love and appreciation for all of Miss Jackie's dedication to TATD.
I want to welcome Renee Boydstun back to the board as our new Examinations Chairman. Edwina Worley will serve as the Merit Scholarship Chairman; Allison Aylor will service as communications chairman, Amanda McKethan was appointed as Historian and Jennifer Tcharikova was appointed to serve out the remaining years of Natalie George's directorship.
I have commitments for Sugarland 2016 from Thayne Jasperson and Dre.
I want all TATD members to know how grateful and honored I am to be serving as President of TATD. We have a hard working, innovative and energetic board. The board and I welcome any ideas or interests for teachers' classes for the convention. This is "your organization" and we want to hear from you.
I hope everyone had a wonderful, restful and rejuvenating summer. I wish you the best of luck for the 2015-2016 dance year.